First Nations Acknowledgement
We acknowledge that the land within the jurisdiction of the Lower Thames Valley Conservation Authority is the traditional territory of First Nations people who have longstanding relationships to the land, water and region of southwestern Ontario. We also acknowledge the local lower Thames River watershed communities of this area which include Chippewas of the Thames First Nation, Oneida Nationof the Thames, Munsee Delaware Nation, Delaware Nation, and Caldwell Nation. We value the significant historical and contemporary contributions of local and regional First Nations and all of the Original peoples of Turtle Island (North America). We are thankful for the opportunity to live, learn and share with mutual respect and appreciation.
The Municipality of Chatham-Kent has launched a survey for the climate change action plan to seek the community’s input on climate related priorities.
The survey will be open until Jan 30th and can be access here: https://ck-climate.ethelo.net/page/welcome
January 21 – Mark Your Calendar!
DJ Shub’s music special ‘War Club,’ a celebration of Indigenous music and culture premiering on CBC Gem (with some video shot at Ska-Nah-Doht Village!)
Lower Thames Valley Conservation Authority Transition Plan
The Board approved Lower Thames Valley Conservation Authority BILL 229: Transition Plan is now posted for your review. The purpose of the Transition Plan is to provide conservation authorities and municipalities with the path, tasks and timelines to address changes to the budgeting and levy process during the Transition Period, based on new regulations under Bill 229. The Transition Period is the time between the current levy process and the new process which must be completed by January 1, 2024.
Consultation with municipalities and residents on changes has begun and will continue as described in the Transition Plan until the end of the Transition Period.
Contact: Mark Peacock, P.Eng. should you have questions. (519-354-7310 ext.224 or firstname.lastname@example.org)
The Lower Thames Valley Conservation Authority (LTVCA)
The LTVCA is one of the 36 Conservation Authorities in Ontario. It has jurisdiction over watersheds of all streams draining into the Thames River from Delaware to Lake St. Clair. The Southern boundary includes the watersheds of streams draining into Lake Erie, from the Talbot Creek watershed in the east, to the Two Creeks watershed in the west. Total area 3,275 square kilometres (1,264 square miles) and is home to 99,401 people. There are 10 member municipalities.